University of St. Thomas
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Full-time benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, vacation, retirement plan, and tuition waiver.

University of St. Thomas


The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is inviting applications for a Lead Groundskeeper.


Summary:  Groundskeeper shall perform various groundskeeping and building maintenance duties as assigned.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform groundskeeping duties such as, but not limited to:

                  Cut lawn using hand, power or riding mower.

                  Trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and walls.

                  Landscape by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes.

                  Apply pesticide to rid grounds of pests such as mosquitos, wasps, ticks, and others.

                  Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and  trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.

                  Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs

                  Prune and trim trees, shrubs, and hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.

                  Cut down tree limbs as requested.

                  Trim shrubs and pull weeds. 

                  Rake, mulch, and prune the grounds.

                  Water plants and grass as needed.

  • Repair damaged concrete sidewalks and curbsides.
  • Sweep or blow debris from walkways.
  • Haul or spread topsoil and mulch
  • Maintain water fountains as needed.
  • Maintain and repair irrigation systems.
  • Orders materials, supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in groundskeeping.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working for a landscaping or groundskeeping company with some level of experience coordinating the work of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized and effectively handle multiple tasks
  • Must be reliable and have a satisfactory attendance history
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with lawn and grounds maintenance equipment, hand tools, and landscaping techniques
  • Must work efficiently and be focused on safety


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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